BURIAL CHURCHES OF SAVOY AND ITALIAN SOVEREIGNS FROM A TO Z

 

ALEXANDRIA (EGYPT)

BURIED IN ST CATHERINE’S CATHEDRAL (Iskandariyya-El Mansheya, St Catherine Square):

 

King VICTOR EMMANUEL III OF ITALY (+1947)

 

 

BOURG-EN-BRESSE (FRANCE)

BURIED IN THE CHURCH OF BROU (Bourg-en-Bresse, L'église de Brou, Boulevard de Brou):

 

1. Duke PHILIBERT II OF SAVOY (+1504)

 

2. Duchess MARGARET OF AUSTRIA (+1530), consort of Duke Philibert II of Savoy

 

 

CARIGNANO (ITALY)

BURIED IN THE CHURCH OF SANT’AGOSTINO/SANTA MARIA DELLE GRAZIE (Carignano, Santuario di Nostra Signora delle Grazie, Piazza San Giovanni Bosco):

 

Duchess BLANCHE OF MONTFERRAT (+1519), consort of Duke Charles I of Savoy

 

 

CHAMBÉRY (FRANCE)

BURIED IN THE SAINTE-CHAPELLE (Chambéry, Sainte Chapelle, Rue de la Trésorerie):

 

Duchess CLAUDINE OF BROSSE (+1513), consort of Duke Philip II of Savoy

 

The tomb has not been preserved.

 

 

GENEVA (SWITZERLAND)

BURIED IN THE CHURCH OF THE CORDELIERS/CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS (Genève, L'église des Cordeliers):

 

1. Duke LOUIS I OF SAVOY (+1465)

 

2. Duchess ANNE OF CYPRUS (+1462), consort of Duke Louis I of Savoy

 

The church was demolished in the past.

 

 

HAUTECOMBE ABBEY (FRANCE)

BURIED IN THE ROYAL ABBEY OF HAUTECOMBE (Abbaye Royale de Hautecombe):

 

1. Duchess MARY OF BURGUNDY (+1422), consort of Duke Amadeus VIII of Savoy

The tomb has not been preserved, epitaph only.

 

2. Duke PHILIBERT I OF SAVOY (+1482)

The tomb has not been preserved, epitaph only.

 

3. Duke PHILIP II OF SAVOY (+1497)

The tomb has not been preserved, epitaph only.

 

4. Duchess YOLANDE LOUISE OF SAVOY (+1499), consort of Duke Philibert II of Savoy

 

5. King CHARLES FELIX OF SARDINIA (+1831)

 

6. Queen MARIA CHRISTINA OF NAPLES (+1849), consort of King Charles Felix of Sardinia

 

7. King UMBERTO II OF ITALY (+1983)

 

8. Queen MARIE-JOSÉ OF BELGIUM (+2001), consort of King Umberto II of Italy

 

 

MONCALIERI (ITALY)

BURIED IN THE COLLEGIATE CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA DELLA SCALA (Moncalieri, Collegiata di Santa Maria della Scala, Via Principessa Maria Clotilde):

 

Duke CHARLES II OF SAVOY (+1496)

 

The tomb has not been preserved.

 

 

MONTPELLIER (FRANCE)

BURIED IN THE MUNICIPAL CEMETERY (Montpellier, Cimetière de Saint-Lazare, Avenue Saint-Lazare/Avenue de la Reine Hèlène d'Italie):

 

Queen HELENA OF MONTENEGRO (+1952), consort of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy

 

 

NAPLES (ITALY)

BURIED IN THE CHURCH OF SANTA CATERINA A CHIAIA (Napoli, Chiesa di Santa Caterina a Chiaia, Via Santa Caterina):

 

Queen CLOTHILDE OF FRANCE (+1802), consort of King Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia

 

 

NICE (FRANCE)

BURIED IN THE CATHEDRAL OF ST REPARATA AND ST MARY (Nice, Cathédrale Sainte Marie - Sainte Réparate, rue Sainte-Réparate):

 

Duchess BEATRICE OF PORTUGAL (+1538), consort of Duke Charles III of Savoy

 

The tomb has not been preserved.

 

 

PARIS (FRANCE)

BURIED IN THE CHURCH OF THE INVALIDES (Paris, Dome des Invalides, Place Vauban/Avenue de Tourville):

 

King of Italy NAPOLEON I (+1821)

 

 

ROME (ITALY)

BURIED IN THE CHURCH OF SANT’ANDREA AL QUIRINALE (Roma, Chiesa di Sant'Andrea al Quirinale, Via del Quirinale):

 

King CHARLES EMMANUEL IV OF SARDINIA (+1819)

 

 

ROME (ITALY)

BURIED IN THE PANTHEON (Roma, Pantheon/Basilica Santa Maria ad Martyres, Piazza della Rotonda):

 

1. King VICTOR EMMANUEL II OF SARDINIA AND ITALY (+1878)

 

2. King UMBERTO I OF ITALY (+1900)

 

3. Queen MARGARET OF SAVOY-GENOA (+1926), consort of King Umberto I of Italy

 

Photo courtesy of Dr Jerzy Paździora

 

 

RUEIL MALMAISON (FRANCE)

BURIED IN THE CHURCH OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL (Rueil Malmaison, l’église Saint Pierre-Saint Paul, Place de l'Église):

 

Queen JOSEPHINE (+1814), consort of King of Italy Napoleon I

 

 

SAN PIETRO (ITALY)

BURIED IN THE SACRA DI SAN MICHELE (San Pietro, Abbazia di San Michele/Sacra di S. Michele):

 

1. Duchess MARGARET OF FRANCE (+1574), consort of Duke Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy

 

2. Duke FRANCIS HYACINTH OF SAVOY (+1638)

 

3. Duchess FRANCES OF ORLÉANS (+1664), consort of Duke Charles Emmanuel II of Savoy

 

4. Duchess MARIA GIOVANNA OF SAVOY-NEMOURS (+1724), consort of Duke Charles Emmanuel II of Savoy

 

 

STAMS (AUSTRIA)

BURIED IN THE CISTERCIAN ABBEY (Stams, Zisterzienserstift, Stiftshof):

 

Duchess BIANCA MARIA SFORZA (+1510), consort of Duke Philibert I of Savoy

 

 

TURIN (ITALY)

BURIED IN THE BASILICA OF SUPERGA (Torino-Superga, Basilica di Superga):

 

01. King VICTOR AMADEUS II OF SARDINIA (+1732)

 

02. Queen ANNE MARIE OF ORLÉANS (+1728), consort of King Victor Amadeus II

 

03. King CHARLES EMMANUEL III OF SARDINIA (+1773)

 

04. Queen POLYXENA CHRISTINE OF HESSE (+1735), consort of King Charles Emmanuel III

 

05. Queen ELIZABETH OF LORRAINE (+1741), consort of King Charles Emmanuel III

 

06. King VICTOR AMADEUS III OF SARDINIA (+1796)

 

07. Queen MARIA ANTONIETTA OF SPAIN (+1785), consort of King Victor Amadeus III

 

08. King VICTOR EMMANUEL I OF SARDINIA (+1824)

 

09. Queen MARIA THERESA OF AUSTRIA-ESTE (+1832), consort of King Victor Emmanuel I

 

10. King CHARLES ALBERT OF SARDINIA (+1849)

 

11. Queen MARIA THERESA OF TUSCANY (+1855), consort of King Charles Albert

 

12. Queen MARIA ADELAIDE OF AUSTRIA (+1855), consort of King Victor Emmanuel II

 

 

TURIN (ITALY)

BURIED IN THE CATHEDRAL OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST (Torino, Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista, Piazza San Giovanni):

 

1. Duke AMADEUS VIII OF SAVOY (+1451)

 

2. Duke EMMANUEL PHILIBERT OF SAVOY (+1580)

 

3. Duke CHARLES EMMANUEL II OF SAVOY (+1675)

 

 

VERCELLI (ITALY)

BURIED IN THE CATHEDRAL OF ST EUSEBIUS  (Vercelli, Duomo/Basilica San Eusebio, Piazza Alessandro D'Angennes):

 

1. Duke AMADEUS IX OF SAVOY (+1472)

 

2. Duchess YOLANDE OF FRANCE (+1478), consort of Duke Amadeus IX of Savoy

Buried in the crypt under the chapel.

 

3. Duke CHARLES I OF SAVOY (+1490)

Buried in the crypt under the chapel.

 

4. Duke CHARLES III OF SAVOY (+1553)

 

5. Duke VICTOR AMADEUS I OF SAVOY (+1637)

 

6. Duchess CHRISTINE OF FRANCE (+1663), consort of Duke Victor Amadeus I of Savoy

Buried in the crypt under the chapel.

 

LIST OF SAVOY AND ITALIAN SOVEREIGNS 1417-1946

 

DUCHY OF SAVOY

HOUSE OF SAVOY (Dinastia dei Savoia)

1417-1434: AMADEUS VIII THE PEACEFUL (Amedeo VIII il Pacifico)

Born in 1383 at Chambéry.

Father: Count Amadeus VII of Savoy. Mother: Countess Bonne de Berry.

Married in 1401 at Arras Princess MARY of Burgundy (*1380 Dijon,+1422 Thonon-les-Bains).

His issue who reigned:

-Maria (*1411,+1469; Duchess of Milan),

-LOUIS I (*1413,+1465).

Abdicated in 1434.

Died in 1451 in Geneva.

Buried firstly in the Priory of Ripaille, later reburied in the Cathedral of Turin.

His consort Duchess Mary of Burgundy was buried in the Royal Abbey of Hautecombe.

 

 

1434-1465: LOUIS I (Lodovico I)

Born in 1413 in Geneva.

Father: Duke Amadeus VIII of Savoy. Mother: Duchess Mary of Burgundy.

Married in 1443 in Chambéry Princess ANNE of Cyprus (*1415,+1462 Geneva).

His issue who reigned:

-AMADEUS IX (*1435,+1472),

-Louis (*c. 1437,+1482; King of Cyprus),

-Charlotte (*1441,+1483; Queen of France),

-PHILIP II (*1443,+1497),

-Bona (*1449,+1503; Duchess of Milan).

Died in 1465 at Lione.

Buried with his consort Duchess Anne of Cyprus in the Church of Cordeliers in Geneva (demolished).

 

 

1465-1472: AMADEUS IX THE BLESSED (Amedeo IX il Beato)

Born in 1435 at Thonon-les-Bains.

Father: Duke Louis I of Savoy. Mother: Duchess Anne of Cyprus.

Married in 1452 at Clippe Princess YOLANDE of France (*1434 Tours,+1478 Chambéry).

His issue who reigned:

-PHILIBERT I (*1465,+1482),

-CHARLES I (*1468,+1490).

Died in 1472 at Vercelli.

Buried with his consort Duchess Yolande of France in the Cathedral of Vercelli.

 

 

1472-1482: PHILIBERT I THE HUNTER (Filiberto I il Cacciatore)

Born in 1465 at Chambéry.

Father: Duke Amadeus IX of Savoy. Mother: Duchess Yolande of France.

Married in 1474 Princess BIANCA MARIA Sforza of Milan (*1472 Pavia,+1510 Innsbruck).

Died in 1482 in Lyon.

Buried in the Royal Abbey at Hautecombe.

His consort Duchess Bianca Maria of Milan was buried in the Abbey of Stams, Tyrol.

 

 

1482-1490: CHARLES I THE WARRIOR (Carlo I il Guerriero)

Born in 1468 at Carignano.

Father: Duke Amadeus IX of Savoy. Mother: Duchess Yolande of France.

Married in 1485 BLANCHE of Montferrat (*1472 Casale,+1519 Turin).

His issue who reigned:

-CHARLES II (*1490,+1496),

-Yolande Louise (*1487,+1499; Duchess of Savoy).

Died in 1490 at Pinerolo.

Buried in the Cathedral of Vercelli (no tomb).

His consort Duchess Blanche of Montferrat was buried in the Church of S. Agostino at Carignano.

 

 

1490-1496: CHARLES II (Carlo II)

Born in 1490 in Turin.

Father: Duke Charles I of Savoy. Mother: Duchess Blanche of Montferrat.

Unmarried

Died in 1496 at Moncalieri.

Buried in the Church of Santa Maria della Scala in Moncalieri (no tomb).

 

 

1496-1497: PHILIP II (Filippo II Senza Terra)

Born in 1443 at Chambéry.

Father: Duke Louis I of Savoy. Mother: Duchess Anne of Cyprus.

Married firstly in 1472 at Moulins Margaret of Bourbon (*1438,+1483 Château du Pont-Ains).

Married secondly in 1485 CLAUDINE of Brosse (*c. 1450,+1513 Chambéry).

His issue who reigned:

-PHILIBERT II (*1480,+1504; son of Margaret),

-CHARLES III (*1486,+1553; son of Claudine).

Died in 1497 in Turin.

Buried in the Royal Abbey at Hautecombe.

His first consort Duchess Margaret of Bourbon was buried in the Church of Brou at Bourg-en-Bresse.

His second consort Duchess Claudine was buried in Sainte Chapelle at Chambéry (no tomb).

 

 

1497-1504: PHILIBERT II THE FAIR (Filiberto II il Bello)

Born in 1480 at Chambéry.

Father: Duke Philip II of Savoy. Mother: Duchess Margaret of Bourbon.

Married firstly in 1496 Duchess YOLANDE LOUISE of Savoy (*1487,+1499 Geneva).

Married secondly in 1501 at Romainmôtier Archduchess MARGARET of Austria (*1480 Brussel,+1530 Mechelen).

Died in 1504 at Bourg-en-Bresse.

Buried with his second consort Duchess Margaret of Austria in the Church of Brou at Bourg-en-Bresse.

His first consort Duchess Yolande Louise was buried at the Royal Abbey in Hautecombe, France.

 

 

1504-1553: CHARLES III THE GOOD (Carlo III il Buono)

Born in 1486 at Chazey.

Father: Duke Philip II of Savoy. Mother: Duchess Margaret of Bourbon.

Married in 1521 at Villefranche Princess BEATRICE of Portugal (*1504 Lisbon,+1538 Nice).

His issue who reigned: EMMANUEL PHILIBERT (*1528,+1580).

Died in 1553 at Vercelli.

Buried in the Cathedral of Vercelli.

His consort Duchess Beatrice of Portugal was buried in the Cathedral of Nice (no tomb).

 

 

1553-1580: EMMANUEL PHILIBERT (Emanuele Filiberto)

Born in 1528 at Chambéry.

Father: Duke Charles III of Savoy. Mother: Duchess Beatrice of Portugal.

Married in 1559 in Paris Princess MARGARET of France (*1523 St Germain-en-Laye,+1574 Turin).

His issue who reigned: CHARLES EMMANUEL I (*1562,+1630).

Died in 1580 in Turin.

Buried in the Cathedral of Turin.

His consort Duchess Margaret of France was firstly buried in the Cathedral of Turin. In 1836 she was reburied in the Abbey of S. Michele della Chiusa.

 

 

1580-1630: CHARLES EMMANUEL I THE GREAT (Carlo Emanuele I il Grande)

Born in 1562 in Rivoli.

Father: Duke Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy. Mother: Duchess Margaret of France.

Married in 1585 in Saragossa Princess CATHERINE of Spain (*1567 Segovia,+1597 Turin).

His issue who reigned: VICTOR AMADEUS I (*1587,+1637).

Died in 1630 at Savigliano.

Buried in the Sanctuary of Vicoforte.

 

 

1630-1637: VICTOR AMADEUS I (Vittorio Amedeo I)

Born in 1587 in Turin.

Father: Duke Charles Emmanuel I of Savoy. Mother: Duchess Catherine of Spain.

Married in 1618 in Paris Princess CHRISTINE of France (*1606 Paris,+1663 Turin).

His issue who reigned:

-FRANCIS HYACINTH (*1632,+1638),

-CHARLES EMMANUEL II (*1634,+1675),

-Margaret (*1635,+1663; Duchess of Parma),

-Adelaide (*1636,+1676; Electress of Bavaria).

Died in 1637 in Vercelli.

Buried with his consort Duchess Christine of France in the Cathedral of Vercelli.

 

 

1637-1638: FRANCIS HYACINTH (Francesco Giacinto)

Born in 1632 in Turin.

Father: Duke Victor Amadeus I of Savoy. Mother: Duchess Christine of France.

Unmarried.

Died in 1638 in Turin.

Firstly buried in the Cathedral of Turin. In 1836 reburied in the Abbey of S. Michele della Chiusa.

 

 

1638-1675: CHARLES EMMANUEL II (Carlo Emanuele II)

Born in 1634 in Turin.

Father: Duke Victor Amadeus I of Savoy. Mother: Duchess Christine of France.

Married firstly in 1663 in Paris Princess FRANCES (Françoise) of Orléans (*1648 St Germain-en-Laye,+1664 Turin).

Married secondly in 1665 in Turin Princess MARIA GIOVANNA of Savoy-Nemours (*1644 Paris,+1724 Turin).

His issue who reigned: VICTOR AMADEUS II (*1666,+1732; son of Maria Giovanna).

Died in 1675 in Turin.

Buried in the Cathedral of Turin.

His both consorts were firstly buried in the Cathedral of Turin. In 1836 they were reburied in the Abbey of S. Michele della Chiusa.

 

 

1675-1720: VICTOR AMADEUS II (Vittorio Amedeo II; King from 1720)

 

KINGDOM OF SARDINIA 1720-1861:

HOUSE OF SAVOY (Dinastia dei Savoia)

1720-1730: VICTOR AMADEUS II (Vittorio Amedeo II; King of Sicily)

Born in 1666 in Turin.

Father: Duke Charles Emmanuel II of Savoy. Mother: Duchess Maria Giovanna of Savoy-Nemours.

Married in 1684 at Chambéry Princess ANNE MARIE of Orléans (*1669 St Cloud,+1728 Turin).

He was never crowned.

His issue who reigned:

-Maria Louisa (*1688,+1714; Queen of Spain),

-CHARLES EMMANUEL III (*1701,+1773).

Abdicated in 1730.

Died in 1732 at Moncalieri.

Buried with his consort Queen Anne Marie in the Basilica of Superga, Turin.

 

 

1730-1773: CHARLES EMMANUEL III (Carlo Emanuele III)

Born in 1701 in Turin.

Father: King Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia. Mother: Queen Anne Marie of Orléans.

Married firstly in 1722 at Vercelli Anna Louise of Bavaria-Sulzbach (*1704 Sulzbach,+1723 Turin).

Married secondly in 1724 at Thonon POLYXENA CHRISTINE of Hesse (*1706,+1735 Turin).

Married thirdly in 1737 Princess ELIZABETH of Lorraine (*1711 Lunéville,+1741 Turin).

He was never crowned.

His issue who reigned: VICTOR AMADEUS III (*1726,+1796; son of Polyxena Christine).

Died in 1773 in Turin.

Buried with his three consorts in the Basilica of Superga, Turin.

 

 

1773-1796: VICTOR AMADEUS III (Vittorio Amedeo III)

Born in 1726 in Turin.

Father: King Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia. Mother: Queen Polyxena Christine of Hesse.

Married in 1750 at Oulx Princess MARIA ANTONIETTA of Spain (*1729 Seville,+1785 Moncalieri).

He was never crowned.

His issue who reigned:

-CHARLES EMMANUEL IV (*1751,+1819),

-VICTOR EMMANUEL I (*1759,+1824),

-CHARLES FELIX (*1765,+1831).

Died in 1796 at Moncalieri.

Buried with his consort Queen Maria Antonietta of Spain in the Basilica of Superga, Turin.

 

 

1796-1802: CHARLES EMMANUEL IV (Carlo Emanuele IV)

Born in 1751 in Turin.

Father: King Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia. Mother: Queen Maria Antonietta of Spain.

Married in 1775 at Chambéry Princess CLOTHILDE of France (*1759 Versailles,+1802 Naples).

He was never crowned.

Abdicated in 1802 and left for Rome where he became a monk in 1815.

Died in 1819 in Rome.

Buried in the Church of Sant'Andrea al Quirinale in Rome.

His Queen Clothilde was buried in the Church of Santa Caterina a Chiaia in Naples.

 

 

1802-1821: VICTOR EMMANUEL I (Vittorio Emanuele I)

Born in 1759 in Turin.

Father: King Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia. Mother: Queen Maria Antonietta of Spain.

Married in 1789 in Turin Archduchess MARIA THERESA of Austria-Este (*1773 Milan,+1832 Genoa).

He was never crowned.

His issue who reigned:

-Maria Beatrice (*1792,+1840; Duchess of Modena),

-Maria Theresa (*1803,+1879; Duchess of Parma),

-Maria Anna (*1803,+1884; Empress of Austria, Queen of Bohemia and Hungary),

-Maria Christina (*1812,+1836; Queen of the Two Sicilies).

Abdicated in 1821.

Died in 1824 in Moncalieri.

Buried with his consort Queen Maria Theresa in the Basilica of Superga, Turin.

 

 

1821-1831: CHARLES FELIX (Carlo Felice)

Born in 1765 in Turin.

Father: King Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia. Mother: Queen Maria Antonietta of Spain.

Married in 1807 in Palermo Princess MARIA CHRISTINA of Naples (*1779 Caserta,+1849 Savona).

He was never crowned.

Died in 1831 in Turin.

Buried with his consort Queen Maria Christina in the Royal Abbey at Hautecombe.

 

 

HOUSE OF SAVOY-CARIGNAN (Dinastia dei Savoia-Carignano)

1831-1849: CHARLES ALBERT (Carlo Alberto)

Born in 1798 in Paris.

Father: Prince Carlo Emanuele of Savoy. Mother: Princess Maria Cristina of Saxony.

Married in 1817 in Florence Archduchess MARIA THERESA of Tuscany (*1801 Vienna,+1855 Turin).

He was never crowned.

His issue who reigned: VICTOR EMMANUEL II (*1820,+1878).

Abdicated in 1849.

Died in 1849 in Porto, Portugal.

Buried with his consort Queen Maria Theresa in the Basilica of Superga, Turin.

 

1849-1861: VICTOR EMMANUEL II (Vittorio Emanuele II; King of Italy from 1861)

 

 

1860: SARDINIA UNITED WITH THE KINGDOM OF ITALY

 

 

ITALY

KINGDOM OF ITALY 1805-1814:

HOUSE OF BONAPARTE (Dinastia dei Bonaparte)

1805-1814: NAPOLEON I (Napoleone I; Emperor of the French, Prince of Andorra)

Born in 1769 in Ajaccio, Corsica.

Father: Carlo Maria Bonaparte. Mother: Maria Letizia née Ramolino.

Married firstly in 1796 in Paris JOSEPHINE de Beauharnais (*1763 Trois Ilets/Martinique,+1814 Malmaison).

Divorced in 1809.

Married secondly in 1810 in St Cloud Archduchess MARIE LOUISE of Austria (*1791 Vienna,+1847 Vienna).

He was crowned in 1805 in Milan's Cathedral.

His issue who reigned: Napoleon II (*1811,+1832; nominal Emperor of the French).

Deposed in 1814.

Died in captivity in 1821 in Longwood, St Helena.

Buried firstly on the Island of St Helena.

In 1840 his remains were translated to France and buried in the Church of the Invalides in Paris.

His first consort Queen Josephine was buried in the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Rueil Malmaison near Paris.

His second consort Queen Marie Louise was buried in the Capuchin Church in Vienna.

 

 

1814: THE KINGDOM OF ITALY DISSOLVED

 

 

KINGDOM OF ITALY 1861-1946:

HOUSE OF SAVOY-CARIGNAN (Dinastia dei Savoia-Carignano)

1861-1878: VICTOR EMMANUEL II (Vittorio Emanuele II; King of Sardinia)

Born in 1820 in Turin.

Father: King Charles Albert of Sardinia. Mother: Queen Maria Theresa of Austria-Tuscany.

Married firstly in 1842 in Stupinigi Archduchess MARIA ADELAIDE of Austria (*1822 Milan,+1855 Turin).

Married secondly and morganatically in 1869 in Rome Rosa Teresa Vercellana (*1833 Moncalvo,+1885 Pisa).

He was crowned in 1861 in Turin.

His issue who reigned:

-UMBERTO I (*1844,+1900; son of Maria Adelaide),

-Amadeus (*1845,+1890; King of Spain; son of Maria Adelaide),

-Maria Pia (*1847,+1911; Queen of Portugal; daughter of Maria Adelaide).

Died in 1878 in Rome.

Buried in the Pantheon in Rome.

His Queen Maria Adelaide was buried at Basilica of Superga near Turin.

His morganatical wife Rosa Vercellana was buried in the Mausoleum of La Bela Rosin in Turin.

 

 

1878-1900: UMBERTO I

Born in 1844 in Turin.

Father: King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia and Italy. Mother: Queen Adelaide of Austria.

Married in 1868 in Turin Princess MARGARET of Savoy-Genoa (*1851 Turin,+1926 Bordighera near Ventimiglia, Liguria).

He was never crowned.

His issue who reigned: VICTOR EMMANUEL III (*1869,+1947).

Died in 1900 in Monza near Milan (assassinated).

Buried with his Queen Margaret in the Pantheon in Rome.

 

 

1900-1946: VICTOR EMMANUEL III (Vittorio Emanuele III; King of Albania)

Born in 1869 in Naples.

Father: King Humbert I (Umberto I) of Italy. Mother: Queen Margaret (Margherita) of Savoy-Genoa.

Married in 1896 in Rome Princess HELENA of Montenegro (*1873 Cetinje,+1952 Montpellier, France).

He was never crowned.

His issue who reigned:

-UMBERTO II (*1904,+1983),

-Giovanna (*1907,+2002; Czarina of the Bulgarians).

Abdicated in 1946 in Naples. Exiled in Egypt.

Died in 1947 in Alexandria, Egypt.

Buried at St Catherine's Cathedral in Alexandria, Egypt.

His Queen Elena was buried at the Municipal Cemetery in Montpellier.

 

 

1946: UMBERTO II

Born in 1904 in Racconigi near Turin.

Father: King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy. Mother: Queen Elena of Montenegro.

Married in 1930 in Rome Princess MARIE-JOSÉ of Belgium (*1906 Ostende,+2001 Geneva).

He was never crowned.

Deposed in 1946. Exiled in Portugal and Switzerland.

Died in 1983 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Buried together with his Queen Marie-José at the Royal Abbey in Hautecombe, France.

 

 

REPUBLIC OF ITALY FROM 1946

 

The epitaph of the buried in the Royal Abbey of Hautecombe (France) with the name of Duchess MARY OF BURGUNDY, consort of Duke Amadeus VIII the Peaceful

 

FOREIGN ROYAL BURIALS IN ITALY

(with the exception of Papal burials):

ASSISI

Giovanna of Savoy, Queen of Bulgaria, consort of King Boris III

BARI

Bona Sforza, Queen of Poland, Consort of King Sigismund I the Old

COSENZA

Henry Hohenstauf, King of Germany

FLORENCE

Julie Clary, Queen of Spain, consort of King Joseph Bonaparte

GENOA

Margaret of Brabant, German Queen, consort of King Henry VII

NAPLES

Elizabeth of Sicily, Queen of Hungary, consort of King Ladislaus IV

PISA

Henry VII, German King and Emperor

ROME

Catherine of St Sava, Queen of Bosnia, consort of King Stephen Thomas

TURIN

1. Amadeus, King of Spain

2. Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal, consort of King Louis I

3. Maria Victoria, Queen of Spain, consort of King Amadeus

VENICE

Catherine Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus

 

FOREIGN CORONATIONS IN ITALY

(with the exception of Papal coronations):

BOLOGNA

Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire (1530)

 

 

VICOFORTE (ITALY)

BURIED IN THE SANCTUARY OF VICOFORTE  (Santuario di Vicoforte, Piazza Carlo Emanuele):

 

Duke CHARLES EMMANUEL I THE GREAT OF SAVOY (+1630)

 

 

VIENNA (AUSTRIA)

BURIED IN THE CAPUCHIN CHURCH (Wien, Kapuzinerkirche, Neuer Markt):

 

Queen MARIE LOUISE (+1847), consort of King of Italy Napoleon I

 

ITALIAN REGALIA

 

The Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946) never had its own regalia, although the so called Iron Crown of Lombardy (9th c., kept at the treasury of the Cathedral of Monza) was used for several imperial coronations in mediaeval Italy, as it was for the coronation of Napoleon I as King of Italy at Milan in 1805. Napoleon I had a crown made for his Italian coronation, he was not, however, crowned with it. The crown is kept in the Museum Risorgimento at Milan alongside with Napoleon's coronation mantle and two sceptres.

 

 

 

The Iron Crown of Lombardy, 9th century.

 

The crown made for Napoleon I's Italian coronation, 1805

Select Bibliography

Burke's Royal Families of the World, vol. I: Europe and Latin America, London 1977

Flaggenbuch, Berlin 1905

Flags of All Nations, London 1930

Flags of Maritime Nations, Washington 1899

Histoire Universelle, Amsterdam-Leipzig 1776

Maspero V.: La corona ferrea, Monza 2003

Le Gras M. A., Album des pavillons, guidons, flammes de toutes les puissances maritimes, Paris 1858

Neubecker O., Fahnen und Flaggen, Leipzig 1939

Pavillons des puissances maritimes en 1819, [Paris 1819?]

Smith W., Den store flagbog, København 1977

 

ITALIAN CORONATION CHURCH

 

MILAN CATHEDRAL, ITALY (Milano, Duomo, Piazza Duomo).

Here was crowned:

 

1805: Napoleon I

 

 

Photo courtesy of Mr Wojciech Kosmala